1. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California

    Literary Fiction

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Jhunter, Apr 23, 2013.

    While I normally don't read literary fiction, I feel the urge to read something recent in the genre, say from 2012 or this year. Does anyone have a recommendation(s)?
     
  2. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,281
    Likes Received:
    808
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    It's a big category. Any particular type of story you like?

    I recently read a book called Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See about a guy with bipolar disorder. It was very interesting.
     
  3. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    I am game for just about anything. This one you just mentioned sounds interesting indeed, I read the full description on Amazon.
     
  4. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,281
    Likes Received:
    808
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Another good one is Amity Gaige's Schroeder. It's got an unreliable narrator, who kidnaps his daughter.

    In my TBR pile (which is enormous -- actually it should be piles) I've got The Age of Miracles, The Yellow Birds, One Last Thing Before I Go, Billy Flynn's Long Halftime Walk, A Thousand Pardons, and The Orphan Master's Son. Although I've heard good things about all of these (hence why they're sitting by my bed), I can't say yet whether I'd personally recommend them.
     
  5. Lemex

    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,481
    Likes Received:
    3,150
    Location:
    Northeast England
    What do you mean by Literary Fiction? Stuff like Murakami? If so have you checked out 1Q84?
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
  7. Jhunter

    Jhunter Mmm, bacon. Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Southern California
    Thanks, these sound great too!
     
  8. thirdwind

    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,489
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Location:
    Boston
    I second Murakami. I haven't actually read 1Q84, but he's one of the best living writers in my opinion, so you can't go wrong with that book.
     
  9. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,281
    Likes Received:
    808
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    It can be dangerous to ask for (or even to read) book recommendations...
     

Share This Page